Nyika National Park is huge, the oldest and largest in Malawi with an area of 3,200 square kilometres. The highlands are composed of a variety of sights and habitats including rolling grasslands, waterfalls, streams feeding into lakes, neolithic rock shelters and trout pools. During the wet season, the highlands are alive with over 200 hundred species of orchid in flower.
The range of landscapes within the park provide a diversity of wildlife that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Within Nyika you can experience the park whilst on foot, mountain bike or a traditional 4x4 experience. You can expect to see animals such as antelope within the montane vegetation, buffalo along the lower grounds, whilst elephants and lions have been recently spotted on the high plateau. The park also has one the highest densities of leopard in Central Africa. Birdwatchers are rewarded with over 400 recorded species including the red-winged francolin - which is endemic to Nyika.
The following itineraries can be used as they are, or alternatively they can be customised in any way you desire. Use these itineraries for inspirational ideas of what is possible within your Malawi holiday experience, then make a no obligation enquiry allowing us to tailor-make your ultimate holiday journey.
Kaya Mawa, located on fascinating Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, was built in partnership with the locals. Sandy beaches stretch in both directions offering excellent diving and snorkelling.
Kaya Mawa, located on Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, was built in partnership with the locals. Sandy beaches stretch in both directions offering excellent diving and snorkelling.